Designing better mental healthcare facilities

Altro a recommended supplier on ProCure23 framework

Altro has been appointed as a recommended supplier on ProCure23 (P23), the fourth generation of the ProCure framework for the design and construction of NHS capital projects.

With extensive Altro product ranges approved within the scheme, NHS partners can – the company says – ‘access a comprehensive offering encompassing smooth and safety floors with adhesive-free options, hygienic walls, wall protection, doors, washstations, and resin floors’. Altro said: “The P23 framework builds on the successes of three previous iterations of the ProCure framework that have delivered over £10 billion of projects for the NHS. Altro is an experienced partner, having been an approved supplier on both ProCure 21 and ProCure 22.”

Altro says the new P23 framework will ‘provide more flexibility for contractors, and bring the latest best practice in construction methods, Modern Methods of Construction, and digital infrastructure to the NHS’. It said: “ProCure23 has a focus on delivering greener facilities, reducing carbon emissions throughout the process and promoting social value.”

With up to 30-year product guarantees, Altro says it can ensure that healthcare environments ‘provide an impervious, hygienic, and durable environment, meeting the stringent requirements in critical hygiene areas’. With ‘a vast array’ of colours, including wood-look designs, a warm and welcoming environment can be created to reduce stress and improve patient and staff wellbeing, without compromising on hygiene standards.

As a member of the Design in Mental Health Network, the company’s products are ‘neurodivergent and dementia enabling’, with its floors and walls DSDC-accredited. It says it is the only manufacturer to have HACCP approval for both floor and wall products.

The photo shows Altro Suprema non-sparkle, slip-resistant vinyl flooring in the main entrance to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.


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